In October 2022, the City of Mill Valley and the Southern Marin Fire District unanimously backed a joint resolution supporting consolidated fire services. The move continued a process that dates back to the agencies’ shared services agreement that sought to leverage existing staff from both agencies to create a new, single management team for both agencies. The move put the Mill Valley fire stations at 1 Hamilton Drive and 26 Corte Madera Ave. among those already affiliated with SMFD fire stations in Sausalito and Tam Valley under one structure, authorizing city and district leaders to submit an application to the Marin Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo).

The district has recruited qualified candidates for a position on the district’s board of directors in recent months, and is now hiring for a Safety Fire Inspector. Join a public safety Special District that prides itself on being an integral part of the community.  We are dedicated to protecting and providing for life safety, environmental protection and property conservation through education, hazard reduction and emergency response.

Under the supervision of the Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal, the Safety Fire Inspector is responsible for such duties as performing and reviewing building inspections, construction and protection system plan reviews, fire investigations to determine origin and cause, fire code enforcement, meeting with the public for educational purposes. The position will involve, in varying degrees, public education, public relations, weed abatement, record keeping, report writing, and other duties as assigned by the Fire Marshal his or her designee.

The Safety Fire Inspector functions require the application of professional/administrative knowledge of fire code enforcement, fire investigations, and administrative functions. The Safety Fire Inspector is responsible for all Fire District fire investigations related to origin, cause and investigation reports and records. This position may at times be requested to perform fire investigations after hours if and when available and will be compensated overtime at the regular rate of pay anytime requested after hours for a minimum of 2 hours.

Qualified applicants, please submit your safety application, resume and letter of intent to Human Resources Manager, Susan Paterson. Visit Deadline to apply November 17, at 12 PM PST.


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